Brady: We could've been better on Monday


Brady: We could've been better on Monday

By Phil Perry

While most of the country -- including receiver Chad Ochocinco -- was awestruck by Tom Brady's 517-yard performance in Miami, Brady himself shrugged it off during his weekly appearance on WEEI's Dennis and Callahan Show.

"In reality, that's part of our job," he said. "Some days you don't have the opportunity to throw for that many yards. Some days you throw for 200 yards and it's a great day. And some days you throw for 100 yards. The reason is you're trying to take what the defense is giving you."

The Dolphins were generous on Monday night.

Brady hit on several other topics during the show, including the Patriots' hurry-up offense, what they can do to improve, and of course, Chad Ochocinco.

Patriots release camp dates; open practices begin July 27

Patriots release camp dates; open practices begin July 27

Football is coming.

The Patriots announced on Thursday that veterans will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 26 and that the first public practice will take place the following day.

Each of the team's first four practices -- from July 27-30 -- are scheduled to take place on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium "in the nine o'clock hour," according to the Patriots. Updates to the training camp schedule, including more specific start times for practices, can be found at

The Patriots Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for former corner Raymond Clayborn on Saturday, July 29 around midday following that morning's training camp practice. Held on the plaza outside the Hall at Patriot Place, the ceremony will be free and open to the public.

The Patriots will host the Jaguars for two days of joint practices open to the public on Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8. The preseason opener for both clubs will take place at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 10.